Partners – Do They Help or Hurt Success?

Partners Gettin' It On...Puzzle Style.

Is it just me or is there something Freudian about this image?

Common wisdom tells us that when we want to achieve something we should tell someone or take on a partner in our own success to make ourselves accountable, but does that really help, or could it actually be doing more harm than good?

An article in the July/August 2011 issue of Scientific American examines studies that seem [Read More…]

The Entropy of Excitement (Finding your Radioactive Ideas)

Seth Godin wrote a blog post yesterday about the half-life of a book’s sales cycle.  And it got me thinking.

I think we would all acknowledge that nothing can top the excitement that surrounds a brand new venture or goal, but what happens as time goes on?  Can our excitement towards our goals be described in terms of a “rate of decay?”

I say yes, and I believe that some of the same rules governing scientific rates of decay can be applied [Read More…]